Macklemore releases this joint from his solo album Gemini that features Dave B and Travis Thompson. Hit play on “Corner Store.”
Torii Wolf and DJ Premier’s collaborative album Flow Riiot is drawing near and the duo are joined by Macklemore for the single “Free.”
The song tackles the battle we face every day to be our authentic selves and a reminder that our freedom comes from within and how we hold the key to how “Free” we really are.
“‘Free’ is a special tune. It’s very relatable,” Wold told Complex about the King of Chill produced song. “True freedom comes from within; it’s the battle we face each day with our own identity. Having the confidence to be comfortable in our skin and with who we are; and being our true authentic selves. I find the content of someone else’s mind most attractive.
“Feeling free in my gender fluidity and the way I connect with other humans is vital to my being. To feel safe in outwardly expressing what it is that ignites a spark in me can be very challenging in the society we live in. However, it’s only harder when I try and resist it. It feels very important for me to lead by example in sharing with others how we are in control of our own destiny. To be in touch with ourselves in knowing what we want, who we are and what feels good is such a gift. It radiates and it is very liberating. Allowing your spirit to shine can be contagious and that freedom from within is the light that we all need.”
Macklemore courageously brings his past demons to the forefront when he discusses his past pill addiction in the video for “Drug Dealer.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tell the story of Kevin, a 21-year-old who dies from an accidental overdose, in the latest video from their upcoming album This Unruly Mess I Made.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continue to pay homage to hip hop with their latest joint that features hip hop legends DJ Premier and KRS-One on “Buckshot.” You can’t front on the Ryan Lewis production either. Whew!
On February 26, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, their follow up to their 2012 album The Heist. As the release date draws near, the duo has released the tracklisting that shows off an impressive guest list that includes the likes of Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Kool Moe Dee, Leon Bridges, Ed Sheeran, KRS-One and DJ Premier.
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made:
01 Light Tunnels [ft. Mike Slap]
02 Downtown [ft. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz]
03 Brad Pitt’s Cousin [ft. XP]
04 Buckshot [ft. KRS-One and DJ Premier]
05 Growing Up [ft. Ed Sheeran]
06 Kevin [ft. Leon Bridges]
07 St. Ides
08 Need to Know [ft. Chance the Rapper]
09 Dance Off [ft. Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak]
10 Let’s Eat [ft. XP]
11 Bolo Tie [ft. YG]
12 The Train [ft. Carla Morrison]
13 White Privilege II [ft. Jamila Woods]